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I can't decide between a 256gb boot drive w/ 1tb hdd or one big ssd like a 500gb evo?

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March 28, 2014 12:24:49 PM

I am building a new pc and this is my only dilemma. Either a 256gb boot and games/programs drive w/ a 1tb hdd for music, files, etc.. or get a 500gb ssd for everything?
March 28, 2014 12:28:27 PM

MaudacityTV said:
I am building a new pc and this is my only dilemma. Either a 256gb boot and games/programs drive w/ a 1tb hdd for music, files, etc.. or get a 500gb ssd for everything?


get the 256gb and 1TB, 500gb wont be enough
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March 28, 2014 12:29:59 PM

I have had a good experience with the 256G ssd and various data drives. It is sufficient to get the OS loaded quickly and to store some games and media. I had done this with windows XP with an 80G ssd - and had to migrate many windows default directories to the standard HD. It worked, but was a bit messy.


Fundamentally - either choice is good - but for a good balance between storage and boot speed the two drives is a better solution in my opinion.
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March 28, 2014 12:30:28 PM

If you can afford it, then get the larger SSD. Everytime you access it, it saves you time.

However, if you plan on dumping lots of data onto it (like a music collection, videos, pictures, etc.) that won't be accessed very often, then you might be financially better off going with the 256GB SSD as primary & 1-4TB drive as 2nd drive for storage only.
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March 28, 2014 12:34:02 PM

All depends on how much you want to have on it.
For me...a 500GB drive would not be enough.
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April 2, 2014 12:25:37 AM

If you know you can support the decision, one larger SSD is definitely the way to go. With that said, make backups. But if you need more than 1 TB, that's just not practical. Given the price of 512 GB-class drives like the EVO and Crucial M500, I think that's the way to go.


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Christopher Ryan
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